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  • Microsoft reportedly plans to rename Nokia Oyj

    Microsoft - Bing News
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    New Microsoft Mobile Oy subsidiary will serve as the company's mobile devices division, according to a letter obtained by Nokiapoweruser. Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop at Microsoft-Nokia event in New York in 2012 Sarah Tew/CNET When Microsoft's ...
  • What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

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    ieblog
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously, we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer and on providing actionable data in the memory and performance tools. As you use F12 with this update, you will notice enhancements for the following: A tighter, iterative workflow with change tracking in the CSS tools An ability to debug in the code you wrote such…
  • Disable Facebook Auto Play Videos on Desktop, Android and iOS Devices.

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    Vijay
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. Here are the step below - 1. Disable…
  • Microsoft highlights big-data, analytics projects at TechFair research fair

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    17 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Microsoft is highlighting some of its big-data and analytics projects at this week's TechFair research fair.
  • What if…(The More Things Change, the More Different They Become)

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    Duane Forrester
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    As you ease into your ergo chair, or settle in astride your giant yoga ball behind your computer, you face another day. Another day of gathering data, auditing web pages, digging into keyword reports, meetings with engineering, design, marketing and others. Today will most likely resemble yesterday for the most part. Maybe some tedium, maybe some excitement, and if you’re really, really lucky, maybe a fire drill, too. Big, sweeping, dramatic changes generally don’t ripple through the world of search marketing too much these days. Yes, algos get updated, and with those updates some…
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  • Microsoft reportedly plans to rename Nokia Oyj

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    New Microsoft Mobile Oy subsidiary will serve as the company's mobile devices division, according to a letter obtained by Nokiapoweruser. Steve Ballmer and Stephen Elop at Microsoft-Nokia event in New York in 2012 Sarah Tew/CNET When Microsoft's ...
  • End of an era: Nokia phone division to be renamed Microsoft Mobile

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    NEW DELHI: Ahead of the closure of Nokia-Microsoft deal before the end of April, a leaked letter in Finland shows that Nokia Oyj will be soon renamed as Microsoft Mobile Oy. According to a report on wmpoweruser.com, a website that tracks developments ...
  • Microsoft patents show next batch of Windows Phones could be touch free

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    OK, so we've all got Windows Phone 8.1 installed… what's next? How does the idea of controlling your phone touch-free sound? The idea isn't completely new, but some of Microsoft's patents show that there is serious interest in pushing forward in this area.
  • Microsoft to open 11 new specialty retail stores in the US next month

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    Microsoft plans to open 11 new specialty retail stores in May, but only in the US. The new information comes by the means of a Facebook event posted earlier this week, as spotted by WinBeta. Here are the new locations and their respective opening days: The ...
  • Microsoft seizes a disruptive moment to stake its claim on television

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Microsoft's move into original programming pitches it deep into Netflix and Amazon territory in the battle to control the living room. The company has so far publicly revealed a slate of just six shows that will air on its Xbox games console – including ...
 
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  • What's new in F12 with Windows 8.1 Update

    ieblog
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    We are excited to announce a set of substantial updates to the developer tools in IE, (F12) as well as in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. The updates in F12 accompany the new releases in IE11. Previously, we described the capabilities of F12, and its focus on a fast, iterative workflow, on providing accurate data in the DOM Explorer and on providing actionable data in the memory and performance tools. As you use F12 with this update, you will notice enhancements for the following: A tighter, iterative workflow with change tracking in the CSS tools An ability to debug in the code you wrote such…
  • April 2014 Internet Explorer Updates

    ieblog
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018 - Critical This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated…
  • Stay up to date with Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11

    ieblog
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Microsoft is taking an important step towards helping businesses stay up to date with the latest software, services, and devices. Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11, announced today as an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provides better compatibility for older versions of Internet Explorer and tools to manage which Web apps use it. Businesses can benefit from the modern Web standards, better performance, and increased security of our latest browser, while extending existing investments in legacy Web apps. And by decreasing dependencies on older versions, Internet Explorer is…
  • Announcing an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 - available on Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1

    ieblog
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Today we’re excited to announce an updated version of Internet Explorer 11 available with the Windows 8.1 Update and for our Windows 7 customers as well as the debut of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows 8.1 Update will be available for download today on MSDN and TechNet, with automatic updates beginning April 8th for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers. We are also launching two new experiences today – 22Tracks and FishGL – so you can explore what’s new with IE11 across Windows and Windows Phone. We've heard that people browse the Web on many…
  • Building Better Input Experience for East Asian Users with the IME API in IE11

    ieblog
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    During the development of Internet Explorer 11, we proposed and implemented a new set of IME APIs to the Web Applications Working Group for a better input experience for East Asian users. These discussions resulted in changes to the Editor’s Draft of the W3C IME API. This API enables developers to build a tightly integrated experience between the IME that East Asian users rely on to type in their local languages and the UI that developers create to assist input, for example a search suggestion list that dynamically updates based on the keywords that the user has typed. Avoid UI Occlusion…
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  • Disable Facebook Auto Play Videos on Desktop, Android and iOS Devices.

    Vijay
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Facebook introduced auto-playing videos and video ads on their Newsfeed sometime back in December. The new format automatically plays silently on both desktop and mobile versions if you pause on them while browsing your News Feed. Now, there is a way for you to turn it off. Doing this will certainly help you save the bandwidth and battery on your mobile devices; this will also help you avoid ads. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely disable Facebook’s video ads on mobile/iPad. However, you can disable them when you’re not on Wi-Fi. Here are the step below - 1. Disable…
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Service Terms: Sale of Nokia’s Devices & Services Business to Microsoft

    Vijay
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.Nokia will continue to…
  • A little more on Heartbleed and passwords

    Vijay
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Despite the name no blood was shedded by a lot of digital ink was used to cover this security breach. Few days back, even I had reported this. Have a look at my previous article if you need to refresh your mind about the topic ;). As nothing sales better a paper than the announcement of a catastrophe, alarmist title sprawl accross the web. Of course a lot of laymen may start to doubt about the security of their account on the web. Some really sensitive sectors like iGaming decided to clarify the matter for their reader by interviewing CTO of Super Lenny, the latest casino of BetIt Group. Leon…
  • What is the Heartbleed Bug all about? Be safe, Change your Password.

    Vijay
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    This Bug is in the OpenSSL’s implementation of the TLS/DTLS (transport layer security protocols) heartbeat extension (RFC6520); and hence the name Heartbleed bug. This bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and…
  • VMware introduces Horizon 6 for Desktop and Application Virtualization

    Vijay
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    VMware introduces Horizon 6 (with View) to deliver virtualized and remoted desktops and applications through a single platform; supports end users with access to all of their Windows and online resources through one unified workspace. With Horizon 6 you can now deliver virtual or remoted desktops and applications to end users across devices, locations, media and connections. VMware Horizon View simplifies IT management, increases security and control, reduces IT costs and increases end-user access and flexibility in Windows desktop services. A single management console streamlines…
 
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  • What if…(The More Things Change, the More Different They Become)

    Duane Forrester
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    As you ease into your ergo chair, or settle in astride your giant yoga ball behind your computer, you face another day. Another day of gathering data, auditing web pages, digging into keyword reports, meetings with engineering, design, marketing and others. Today will most likely resemble yesterday for the most part. Maybe some tedium, maybe some excitement, and if you’re really, really lucky, maybe a fire drill, too. Big, sweeping, dramatic changes generally don’t ripple through the world of search marketing too much these days. Yes, algos get updated, and with those updates some…
  • Bing Supports Vets with General Assembly's Opportunity Fund

    Bing Search Blog
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    General Assembly, a global educational group that provides best-of-class practical education in business, technology and design, is empowering the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. This week, General Assembly is unveiling the “Opportunity Fund” - a scholarship and support program that is being piloted in New York City to serve underrepresented students entering the technology industry. Bing is proud to be a founding member of the program and is underwriting 8 scholarships for military veterans.  Why are we taking part? When you consider the unemployment rate…
  • Bing.com Gets More Personal

    Bing Search Blog
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    At Build, we previewed Cortana powered by Bing which will ship with the upcoming release of Windows Phone 8.1. One of the things that makes Cortana so helpful is her ability to learn about your preferences and interests. As we talked about last week, it is the Bing platform that makes this possible, earned through years of experience doing web search. Starting today, we are unveiling a set of personalized cards on the Bing homepage that will help you keep track of things that matter to you. Set up your interests in Bing settings and you will start seeing personalized news, weather, flights,…
  • Bing Spatial Data Services Meets 3D

    Bing Maps Blog
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    At //build 2014 there were many exciting announcements. It would have been easy to miss one of the implications of the moment of glory for Internet Explorer 11 during the keynote on day 1. The demo of the new FishGL website gave a hint about the enhanced support for WebGL in IE11 and, while I find fish quite yummy, I was more intrigued about what it means for mapping. After installing the Windows 8.1 Update, I quickly checked on Cesium, a free and open source map control that uses by default Bing Maps imagery and the Bing Maps geocoder. With this release of IE11 you can now take advantage of…
  • Integrating Store Apps with Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1

    Bing Search Blog
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, we took the stage in San Francisco and proudly announced Cortana as part of the Windows Phone 8.1 update. You’ve likely already read about how Cortana will use the power of Bing to deliver personalized, natural experiences to users. What you may nothave read is how Cortana empowers application developers to deliver robust, natural experiences of their own. Windows Phone 8.0, our previous release, brought with it the Voice Commands feature. Voice Commands on 8.0 enable an application developer to author simple phrases and lists of words that together allow a user to quickly…
 
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  • Ericksens reign as King Bing and Queen Anne

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Kay and Dan Ericksen are the second generation of the Ericksen family to be recognized by their industry peers as King Bing and Queen Anne for the Northwest Cherry Festival. Dan’s parents Walter and Marilyn Ericksen wore the crowns for the 1997 Cherry ...
  • How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    Microsoft recently rolled out a new feature for Bing designed to make the search engine more personal by delivering useful updates to the Bing homepage based on your interests. You can get updates for news, weather, and traffic so you'll know what to ...
  • Cortana-like Personalization Comes to Microsoft Bing

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Bing provides a window into how Cortana, Microsoft's new search and digital assistant technology, gets to know users. Currently, only developers can tinker with Cortana, Microsoft's voice-enabled digital assistant technology for Windows Phone 8.1. But the ...
  • Meet IL Williams, author of 'Bing and Nero'

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:15 am
    Author I.L. Williams just recently released her first children's book for Kindle, 'Bing & Nero: Boy + Robot = Fun.' Find out a little bit more about her and this popular title. What was the inspiration behind this book? This book is a bedtime story I made ...
  • Now you can teach Bing what you like on the desktop, too

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company? Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Microsoft won’t only bring a more ...
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  • Microsoft launches $70/year Office 365 subscription

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Microsoft today launched Office 365 Personal, its lower-priced subscription option for users who want to use Office on only one PC or Mac or one tablet. Office 365 Personal is priced at $69.99 for a one-year subscription or $6.99 a month if paying month-to-month. Previously, the package offered to most consumers was Office 365 Home, which can be used on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five tablets and costs about $100 a year or $10 a month. Microsoft had announced earlier this year -- ahead of the Office for iPad launch -- that it would be offering Office 365 Personal,
  • PlayStation 4 outsells Xbox One by 2 million to date | Microsoft Pri0

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Microsoft has sold 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers, continuing to lag behind Sony's PlayStation 4, which has sold 7 million units to consumers so far. Microsoft revealed the sales figure -- the first update since the company said it sold 3.9 million units through the end of 2013 -- in a blog post today from Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of marketing and strategy for Xbox. Sony revealed its sales figure yesterday. Both consoles launched in November. Microsoft's Mehdi did not address the console's continuing sales lag behind the competition in his blog post today. Rather, he compared…
  • Nokia halts European sales of its first Windows tablet due to faulty charger

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Nokia has suspended sales of its Lumia 2520 tablet in several European countries due a faulty charger, and halted sales of a travel charger accessory for the tablet in the U.S. The AC-300 charger, made by a third party, is the charger packaged with the Lumia 2520 sold in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "Under certain conditions, the plastic cover of the charger’s exchangeable plug could come loose and separate. If loose and separated, certain internal components may cause an electric shock if touched while the plug remains in the live…
  • Brad Smith, Rep. Suzan DelBene, and ACLU rep discuss NSA and privacy

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    Reining in the National Security Agency, keeping laws and civil rights protections up to date with the digital era, and the tension between national security and personal privacy were among the topics of a panel discussion held this morning at the University of Washington School of Law. U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Medina; Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel; and Gabe Rottman, national office legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, participated in the panel moderated by UW Law Professor William Covington. The discussion began with a question about what the panelists…
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  • Eight business-class alternatives to Dropbox

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Dropbox has become one of the world's most popular cloud storage services by focusing on consumers. But businesses have different needs, and a recent controversial move by the company offers an opportunity to take a fresh look at alternative services that might be more suitable for your business.
  • Microsoft ends support for custom domains in free email service

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    For years, one of the best bargains in tech was Microsoft's free Custom Domains service, which allowed anyone to assign a custom domain to free Hotmail and Outlook.com accounts. Effective today, Microsoft has begun "winding down" the service.
  • How we got from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    This week Windows XP ended an amazing run of more than 12 years, but its influence lives on. Here's a brief history of Windows in the 21st Century.
  • Microsoft courts developers and enterprises with Internet Explorer 11 updates

    2 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    New updates for Internet Explorer 11 are included with the Windows 8.1 Update and will be pushed out to Windows 7 users next week as well. A key change is Enterprise Mode IE, which eases compatibility hassles with old internal web apps. And there's good news on the HTML 5 front.
  • What CIOs need to know about Office 365 and Office for iPad

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    What happens when Apple's App Store restrictions meet Microsoft's confusing Office licensing rules? Chaos, confusion, and potential compliance headaches for businesses, that's what. Here's how CIOs can avoid potentially costly licensing hassles with Office 365 subscriptions.
 
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  • Cortana begins her move into the desktop with Bing personalized cards

    Kip Kniskern
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Cortana, the Bing powered personal assistant now (sorta) available for Windows Phones (if you’ve installed the Windows Phone Developer Preview and upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1), has already begun to move more broadly into Bing products, including the Bing homepage on the desktop. In a blog post on the Bing Search blog, Program Manager Chen Fang explains: (W)e are unveiling a set of personalized cards on the Bing homepage that will help you keep track of things that matter to you. Set up your interests in Bing settings and you will start seeing personalized news, weather, flights, and…
  • One of the last vestiges of Windows Live, Admin Center, stumbles to the deadpool

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    It was bound to happen. The little used and almost never promoted but very useful Windows Live service, Admin Center (it started its life as Custom Domains, and was renamed back in November of 2007), is finally reaching end of life. The service, which allowed users to create Hotmail (Outlook.com) email accounts for their own custom domains (we use it here, and all of our @liveside.net addresses are managed by WL Admin Center), is now closed to new users, according to a message on the domains.live.com home page: Instead, new users are encouraged to sign up for an Office 365 account, like…
  • Enabling the Bing Knowledge Widget

    Kip Kniskern
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    One of the ways Bing is seeking to differentiate itself, and make the service more useful in more types of scenarios, is by the use of “entities” and their relationships, driven by what Microsoft calls “Sartori” (a Japanese word for “understanding”). Bing started surfacing entities in its Snapshot and Sidebar features back in May of 2012, and continues to add new types of entities and expand on their relationships, most recently adding an additional 150 million entities in the “doctors, dentists, lawyers, and individual real estate properties”…
  • Key takeaways from the Build Day One keynote

    Kip Kniskern
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Today in San Francisco Microsoft opened the 2014 version of its Build developer’s conference with a three hour keynote featuring Cortana, Universal Windows Apps, appearances by Stephen Elop and Satya Nadella, and a few surprise announcements, including Windows for the low low price of free to OEMs of phones and less than 9″ devices and the inclusion of Xbox One in an upcoming revision of Microsoft’s new write once, tune for multiple devices strategy. In what received possibly the largest cheer of the day, attendees received a quick look at the return of the Start Menu to…
  • More Senior Leadership changes announced as new CEO Satya Nadella tweaks “One Microsoft”

    Kip Kniskern
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:49 am
    This morning, in an all-hands email released by Microsoft, new CEO Satya Nadella announced a number of changes to his Senior Leadership team and to “One Microsoft”, Microsoft’s latest reorg. Scott Guthrie, who has been acting head of the Cloud and Enterprise group after Nadella was promoted from there to CEO, is now officially an Executive Vice President and no longer interim leader of the group. Guthrie has been a rising star at Microsoft since he joined in 1997. Nadella also announced that returning executive Stephen Elop will hold the title of Executive Vice President of…
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  • Market Snapshot: Long view on stocks is best during weak earnings season

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Taking the long-term view is probably the best course of action for investors given the weakness of first-quarter results as we head into the peak week of first-quarter earnings season with reports from heavyweights like Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp., and AT&T Inc. Stocks ended the holiday-shortened week with their best weekly gain in nine months on ... (more)
  • Stocks: It's report card time on Wall Street

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    We're heading into the heart of the earnings season this week. It's a reality check on the health of the economy and where the markets stand ... and maybe where they'll go.
  • Microsoft Expects Cortana Voice Assistant to Get Smarter

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Microsoft thinks its Cortana voice assistant tech is poised to do much more than search the Web and tidy up calendars.
  • Coca-Cola Or Microsoft?

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Like most things in life, investing boils down to looking at various alternative options and selecting those that best fit with your desires and strategy.
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:12 am
    A veteran business traveler shares eight secrets he's learned over the years--from buying a Tom Bihn bag to carrying a spare battery.
 
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  • Three types of people

    Craig Bailey
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    In the spirit of using completely arbitrary ways to categorise people, I’d like to suggest that there’s 3 types of people. At the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier you are one of these: The person who walks out the instant the credits start rolling The person who waits for the ‘bonus’ bit that all comic related movies have these days. Once that bit in the middle of the credits has played, you congratulate yourself for waiting and then walk out The person who is overly cautious and waits right until the very end, and then as the credits finish and the final…
  • Should Office for iPad be free?

    Craig Bailey
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:59 pm
    It will be interesting to see what Microsoft’s pricing strategy is when they release Office on the iPad soon. Already talk of the release has positively affected their share price, so it’s all down to their release strategy – will they charge for it, will they require an Office 365 subscription, or will it perhaps, be free? I’m dreading Microsoft forcing users into having an Office 365, not because I’m against a subscription (I personally have tons of monthly subscriptions for all the tools I use), but rather because it will significantly decrease the appeal down…
  • OneNote for Mac

    Craig Bailey
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:23 pm
    I’m gonna take back something I said in a recent post about Microsoft’s OneNote strategy. In that post I said I reckon hardly anyone would use OneNote for Mac. But I’m rethinking that today, after trying the new OneNote for Mac release. Here’s why: Not the Free part (although that is good), but the availability. With Microsoft putting in the effort to make OneNote available on every device, they’ve removed the biggest hurdle I had to embracing their stuff: fear of future unavailability. With that clear device coverage I know I can confidently use OneNote and not…
  • 1000 posts

    Craig Bailey
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Huh, I happened to notice this when logging in today – I’ve written 1000 posts on this site now (this post will be 1001). Not that big a deal in the scheme of things I guess, but was a pleasant surprise to me anyway. Checking my Archive, it looks like I started blogging back in June 2004, so that’s almost ten years. The post 1000 posts appeared first on Craig Bailey.net.
  • Metro

    Craig Bailey
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Mozilla’s announcement last week that they are mothballing their Metro-specific version of Firefox for Windows 8 is pretty much a non-event in my mind. Although people will try to read into it all kinds of things (just take a look at the comments), surely it’s just an example of good resource allocation based on data. The data said this particular implementation wasn’t being used. So instead they’ll focus their resources on other areas. Seems wise to me. If only more companies/product departments/teams did this! However, that’s not to say the announcement…
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    26 Mar 2014 | 3:45 am
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    26 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
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  • Blog Post: How to Create Custom Shapes in Windows Store Apps (C#)

    Bing Maps Blog
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    In the Bing Maps SDK for Windows Store Apps there are five main types of data that you can add to the map: Pushpin, MapPolyline, MapPolygon, MapTileLayer, and UIElements. UIElements can be added to the map just like pushpins and are a great way to create custom shapes to the map.  In this blog post we will see how we can make use of the ability to add a UIElement to the map to create custom shapes that have a lot more customization options. The main shapes we will focus on are the MapPolyline and MapPolygon classes. The MapPolyline class lets you set the width and color of the line, the…
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • MVP Community Open Days - Berlin

    MVP Award Program
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
      Nearly 100 MVPs met at the Microsoft offices in Berlin to learn, share ideas and celebrate.  The two-day Community Open Days event boasted its highest number of attendees ever and included eight MVP presentations.  "In my eyes, this event was a great success," said Client Development MVP Marco Richardson.  "Additional to the high-quality presentations by other MVPs and Microsoft employees, it was just the warmth of the community (MVP and CLIP), which impressed me." The Berlin Open Days showcased 17 sessions that ranged in topics from IT Pro and Developer to Consumer…
  • Setting Internet Explorer Trusted Site Settings via Group Policy Object in Windows Server 2012 R2

    MVP Award Program
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Editor’s Note: In partnership with Microsoft Press, MVPs have been contributing to an ongoing guest series on their official team blog. Today’s article is from Windows Expert – IT Pro MVP Philippe Levesque which is the 39th in the series.  Today I will talk about setting up trusted sites via Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in Windows Server 2012 R2 Seem like an easy topic, but if you have never done this before it is important to do so the correct way to avoid problems down the road. The first method is fairly straightforward. First Method:  Internet Explorer…
  • PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards

    MVP Award Program
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 introduced improvements to a lot of features, but sadly PowerPoint Tables was not one of them (and I can say the same for Word Tables). In both apps, pretty much the only thing you can do with tables is add rows and columns, type in the information and, either apply a pre-existing style or laboriously create your own style which you can’t even save as a template. So what‘s the…
  • SP24: SharePoint, MVPs and the World in 24 Hours

    MVP Award Program
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
     What do you accomplish in 24 hours? If you're SharePoint Server MVPs Vlad Catrinescu and Matthias Einig, you chase the sun from New Zealand to Hawaii and bring the world right along with you.  Starting April 16 at 10pm GMT in New Zealand, they'll do just that.  "We were looking at new ways of organizing something for the community that has never been done before," said Catrinescu. The two MVPs joined forces with other community leaders and began the initial brainstorming that would result in SP24  - A 24-hour global SharePoint conference. "SP24 is an original…
  • New and Renewed MVPs Announced!

    MVP Award Program
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:05 am
      Today, 966 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community.   While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community…
 
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    Geekword

  • Titanfall: Tips for building the best pilot loadout

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    Titanfall, the multiplayer first-person shooter by Respawn Entertainment, has received positive reception from critics, winning over 70 awards. Eddie Makuch reported on Gamespot that the Xbox Live platform experienced its “biggest week in terms of users and usage” after the game’s release on March 14 this year. What is the best loadout for pilots in Titanfall? Well, as it turns out, that’s somewhat of a loaded question. The best loadout for one Titanfall player might actually end up being ineffective for another player who prefers a different playing style. Due to the game’s fast…
  • Dark Souls II guide: 5 essential tips for beginners

    Mike Reed
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:41 am
    The Souls series is unforgiving. That much, everybody knows. But newcomers shouldn’t let the daunting reputation of this stellar series keep them from experiencing one of the most satisfying games of this console generation. Get past the first few hours – which can admittedly be rough – and you’ll find that with enough patience and practice, any challenge can be overcome. This guide for new players aims to smooth the entry process for Dark Souls II. You won’t find any glamorous boss tips or secret weapons here – that stuff’s coming later – but what you will find is a series of…
  • Install Android 2.3.3 / Gingerbread on Nexus One

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    Manually Install Gingerbread on Nexus One 25 Feb 2011 Muhammad Ali Don’t you just hate it when you have to wait for the OTA Android update to hit your handset? Well if you are a Nexus One user and are waiting for the Gingerbread update, which recently went live, to land on your handset, then the waiting days are over as the manual and speedy method of getting Android 2.3 on your Google Phone is listed after the jump. How to Manually Install Android 2.3.3 on Nexus One Disclaimer Please remember that you will be performing these steps at your own risk and we won’t be held responsible for…
  • Samsung demands to see iPhone 5 and iPad 3

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    This has to be one of the wildest news I am yet to report in my blogging career. This is my next reports that Samsung through a motion has asked the court to order Apple to show their lawyers the yet to be announced iPad 3 and the iPhone 5. Why would Samsung lawyers ask for such a thing? Well the official reason behind this move is that the Samsung lawyers want to see if there are any similarities between the Apple products and Samsung products, and if there are they want to prepare for future lawsuit filings from the Cupertinos. It’s interesting to note that this request comes after…
  • PwnageTool is iPad jailbreak ready – Technology Blog

    Mike Reed
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:37 am
    PwnageTool can now jailbreak iPad 16 Oct 2010 Muhammad Ali We all know what MuscleNerd and the other members of the iPhone Dev Team intend to do this Sunday – roll out PwnageTool which will bring iOS 4.1/iOS 3.2.2 jailbreak for Mac based owners of iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. While Sunday is still a couple of days away, MuscleNerd has shared a teaser video of the PwnageTool in action which you can see after the jump. Here’s what the video is all about: Using geohot’s limera1n exploit to convince iTunes to restore iPad to pre-JB 3.2.2 from PwnageTool In simplistic terms PwnageTool is…
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    DHA Today

  • DHA Karachi (Phase VIII) Latest Plot Prices – 2nd Quarter 2014

    DHA Today
    20 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    DHA Karachi is the most prime and desired vicinity for the people of Karachi, it has been divided in 8 Phases from 1 to 8. All these 8 phases are spread over the area of approximately 8500 Acres of Land, out of which 4000 plus Acres is designated only for Phase 8. The DHAToday Show Watch out the DHAToday episodes about different zones of Phase 8: The DHAToday Show [Episode 02] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone A) The DHAToday Show [Episode 03] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone B) The DHAToday Show [Episode 04] – DHA Karachi Phase 8 (Zone C) The DHAToday Show [Episode 05] – DHA Karachi Phase 8…
  • Defence Residents’ Society (DRS) Delegation Visited DHA City Karachi (DCK) Site

    DHA Today
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:33 am
    A representative delegation of Defence Residents’ Society (DRS) led by its President Zafar Iqbal visited the site of DHA’s upcoming residential project ‘DHA City Karachi’ (DCK) on Super Highway. DRS Delegation visited various sectors of the project, where Project Director DCK, Brig Muhammad Rafique briefed them about the details of the ongoing development work. Currently under the Immediate Action Plan various projects including DCK Boundary Wall, Watch Towers, Central Entrance Gate, DCK Directorate, Visitors’ Centre, DCK Central Facility Building and Staff Accommodation are near…
  • Koffie Chalet – House of Flavours!

    DHA Today
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Quite literally every time an outing is planned; groups and families usually end at the known food courts in the various malls scattered around town. Not that the food is bad or is not worth the money; it is all of that, but not the change one looks for when deciding to eat out with friends or family. Though there may be no special occasion, but a plan to eat out has to be worth the fun and money. Best Restaurants in DHA Karachi & Clifton So head where to and when is the question, and if the food is not nice then God help the one who suggested the place in the first place. The fear of not…
  • Bubble Wubble – Tea With a Twist!

    DHA Today
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    For the past few decades, tea has been the brew of choice for everyone, especially for the people of the sub-continent. So really, tea has been the preferred beverage since aeons. Tea is special in more ways than one- a simple hot steaming cup of tea can revitalize the senses. Ironically, tea being a hot beverage is much loved during the summer months. Best Cafés in DHA Karachi & Clifton A cup in the morning is a must in order to wake up for most of the people; another cup follows by the early afternoon maybe or after lunch and a final cup in the evening. Tea addicts have found ways to…
  • Crescent Bay Karachi Latest Progress Update – April 2014

    DHA Today
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Emaar Pakistan presents ‘Crescent Bay‘, which will Redefine Karachi’s Skyline. Emaar legacy advances to Cresent Bay Karachi, imparting the highest standards of luxury, quality and state of the art construction. Crescent Bay is set to become Pakistan’s most desirable lifestyle. Want to Buy/Sell Apartments in Crescent Bay Karachi? Contact CITI Associates at 0300/0321-8299101 or email at info@citiassociates.com.pk Discover luxury living on a new level with Crescent Bay, a masterpiece that delivers quality of life on a par with the very best. Designed for people that have grown to…
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • 8 Awesome Free Games for Windows 8

    Nitin Agarwal
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Games that do not burn your pockets should be your choice if you want to play Windows 8 games. You can find 8 enjoyable free games listed here, which are Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • A Study that You Must give Preference to before Purchasing a Hard Drive

    abhay mishra
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    When it comes to purchasing a hard drive (internal or external), you must consider numerous factors, such as cost of the hard drive, the brand name, drive failure rate, and Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Software Review – Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery – Professional

    abhay mishra
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Introduction Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery software is to recover lost or deleted partition(s) from a Windows-based computer with a required set of system configuration. For the ease of usage (i.e. Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Deploy Applications Remotely and Keep Track of Software Changes

    abhay mishra
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:04 am
    Managing PCs over network is a daunting task and support professionals faces new challenges every day. Tasks include installing and uninstalling applications, updating software over specific duration period, software repair Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Stellar OLM to PST Converter – Product Review

    Nitin Agarwal
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:24 am
    Stellar OLM to PST converter is designed for successful migration of Outlook for Mac data file (OLM 2011) in to MS Outlook data files (PST). In absence of any such Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
 
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    Premier Microsoft

  • Download Update 1 for Windows 8.1 : Links and Updates to Download

    premierMSFT@hotmail.com
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Update: Please be advised. Some of these links have been blocked by Microsoft and may not work. It seems like the world is going nuts to get their hands on Update 1 for Windows 8.1. The crew here at Premier Microsoft just can’t wait either, so without further ado, here are the updates you have to install in order to get Update 1. Of course be careful, back up what you can, but don’t panic. This update only executes some minor tweaks and is not an overhaul or full install, so your precious data should be safe. Tell us what you think. 1.  Updates to Be Installed… …
  • How to Fix Windows Update Errors 800b0001, 80072f8f, 80072ee2, 8024800a

    premierMSFT@hotmail.com
    16 Jul 2013 | 4:21 am
    Difficulty: Moderately Easy       Time: Little How to Fix Windows Update Update Errors In this tutorial, we will help you overcome the code errors sometimes found in Windows Update. These are the most common. So, to start, let’s examine what they mean. Error Code 800b0001 ——- Windows Update could not search for new updates Error Code 66A ———– Corrupted .NET files when installing .NET Framework Updates Error Code 80072f8f —– System cannot find the file specified Error Code 80072ee2 —- Unusual high number of…
  • How to Add a Folder to the Start Menu

    premierMSFT@hotmail.com
    14 Jul 2013 | 7:55 pm
    Difficulty: Moderately Easy       Time: Little Adding a Folder to the Start Menu 1. First step is to click and open the folder you are going to add.   2. Inside the folder, select View , then Go To. and select  Go Up One Level. NOTE (  If you cannot see the View command, then follow the steps for Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder or Window. )   You should now see this:     3.   Make sure to first click the folder, so that it is highlighted— it is marked in blue. 4. Now here is the tricky part. Move the folder into the…
  • Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder

    premierMSFT@hotmail.com
    14 Jul 2013 | 7:44 pm
    Difficulty: Easy        Time: Easy Enabling the Menu Bar in a Folder 1. First thing first. Open Windows explorer. A simple way to do this is to open any folder on your Desktop. Below I have a folder that I selected. Double-click and open the folder. 2. Inside, click the Organize button. You should get a list of commands, like below. 3. Now select the Layout command. You should get these options. Go ahead and select Menu Bar. 4.  The Menu Bar should now appear. Good work!   Filed under: How To, Tutorial Tagged: How To, Menu Bar, Start Menu,…
  • Microsoft to Rescue Windows 8 with “Blue”

    premierMSFT@hotmail.com
    8 May 2013 | 9:54 am
    Microsoft has heard user gripes  and is seeking to rectify Windows 8 complaints. The Software Giant announced on Tuesday that it will release a substantial update to Windows 8, internally codenamed “Blue.” The Wall Street Journal  reports that the update will be available later this year in time  for the holidays. Windows President Tami Reller claims Microsoft is planning to showcase Blue to the public. “Microsoft executives will make two sets of relevant disclosures in coming weeks … First up soon will be details about pricing, packaging and an official name.”…
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • Microsoft to Allow Developers to Respond to App Reviews

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    Every developer’s had the experience of seeing a user review of their app and just losing their mind wanting to respond to it. While the first instinct might be to track the person down and show up at their house, Microsoft is slowly rolling out a new way for Windows Phone developers to interact with their users. The option to respond to reviews was initially announced back at //build/, but Microsoft rolled out what they’re calling a “small private pilot program” just recently.  Microsoft is quick to mention that the feature is designed to inform users of new features and fixed…
  • Technology Digest: Week ending 4/18/2014

    Jen Booth
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    The Technology Digest is our weekly list of articles in the technology world that you should be reading about Microsoft, Cloud, Mobile, Enterprise, Security, Productivity, and Big Data.  Microsoft's Office for iPad Shakes Up Mobile Enterprise - It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. The arrival of the dominant productivity suite on the dominant tablet promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.  Heartbleed 201: How much did the NSA…
  • Highlights from //build 2014 now available!

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Microsoft recently wrapped up the 2014 edition of its //build conference. Whether you were at the conference and didn’t get to see everything you wanted to or you couldn’t make it out to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, Microsoft’s giving you the chance to catch up by posting a ton of the content online. They’ve posted two blogs worth of conference highlights, with plans for more throughout April. The first post is a walkthrough of the keynotes, Microsoft’s new “universal app” approach, Windows Phone 8.1 and the Windows 8.1 Update. (There’s a little Xbox One talk thrown in…
  • Microsoft OneNote Mac Team Covers "Les Mis"

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Alright, we’ll warn you in advance, this post might be a bit of a stretch. There’s a new video out from Microsoft’s OneNote Mac team and it’s… um… interesting. But before we get to the video, we’ll lay out the backstory. OneNote is Microsoft’s note-taking software that connects to the cloud to make sure you have all your info, wherever you need it. No more looking for a notebook you lost, no more running out of pages or ink, and thanks to this viral video, no thinking of the musical Les Miserables the same way again. To celebrate the launch of OneNote Mac, the team from…
  • What Does 99-cent Software Mean for Microsoft's Windows Store?

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:53 am
    The idea of “universal apps” came to popularity with Apple’s development of the iPhone and the iPad.  Would users be forced to buy different versions of the same apps to run on both platforms? In some cases, yes, but more often universal apps have allowed users to buy once and use the software in both places. With the advent of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone, the universal app question has a new wrinkle – will users be able to pay once to use an app on mobile and on a PC? Microsoft answered that question earlier this month when they announced universal Windows apps. The next…
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